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Thread: Bike Porn - Regardless of the motor, Show off your "two wheeled" beasties

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    Quote Originally Posted by sightpicture View Post
    Embarrassing? Each to his own. I'm not embarrassed to have been around and across the US for a total of 18,000+ miles on 2 V8 bikes in succession over the years.
    For that, you needed a car engine? Whatever happened to a good old fashioned motorcycle..?

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    It's not about 'need'. It's about 'can'. :-)

    75mph at 1850 rpm in overdrive - sweet cruising...

    I've had some good old-fashioned bikes too, still have. But the V8s are the most fun on long rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sightpicture View Post
    Factory, in TN.

    Both my US V8 bikes are posted on this thread.

    Touring with 8200cc plus NOS to move things along, just because I could :-)
    Had a look, being a bit slow tonight. Had a couple of Busas, that's my idea of a quick tourer, very underated because the wrong people ride them. Was out at Ruapuna testing on my Superbike one friday, bought my gen1 Busa out in the van as well just for shits and giggles, good old girl was getting low 40's before the brakes quit - funny as fuck backing her into the hairpin in front of club 600 riders, scares fuck out of them, you're not supposed to do that! Ran out of brakes going into the right hander after Nanas, had to stand it up and thats me up the ripple strip onto the grass and shortcut it to the dipper and back to the pits, fun over, back on the Super and get serious again.
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    And now for some bike antiporn.
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    My Garage after Feburary 11.

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    I test-rode a Busa in Asia couple of decades back. Hell on my aging wrists and back, but quick as. Did not buy.

    Settled for an MV Agusta F4 for a couple of years; temperamental as any Italian girl would be, and prone to overheating in traffic, but when on full song... just, wow.

    Commuted on a Sporty, and toured to Malaysia and points north (Thailand, Vietnam etc) on an air-cooled Dyna, really reliable.

    I don't miss my earlier 70s and 80s bikes at all though - all the time either dealing with the Prince Of Darkness (Lucas electrics) or seriously rubbish drum brakes, plus frequent carb rebuilds and shin-barking kickstarters, not to mention board-rigid seats; and did I mention shit brakes?

    But for crossing prairies, deserts and cornfield territory and riding the PCH... a V8 bike is the bees' knees. IMO. YMMV.

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    with a sprinkle of fairy dust these
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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sightpicture View Post
    ... riding the PCH... ..
    Did that a few years back on a Harley ( When in Rome...)
    I have NO clue how Americans call it the "World's Greatest MC Ride". Boring as compared to many NZ rides. Guess it just shows how poorly travelled most of them are.
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    playing in the snow
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    Did that a few years back on a Harley ( When in Rome...)
    I have NO clue how Americans call it the "World's Greatest MC Ride". Boring as compared to many NZ rides. Guess it just shows how poorly travelled most of them are.
    Unto each his own. Do it north to south and you get the best views. Plus if you're a US TV fan from the 60s and 70s, there are so many iconic bends and bridges and towns on the way down.

    The best roads in the US IMO are through Arizona / Utah and up in Montana. FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
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